• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF MOSLEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLDS ARE CONVERGING ON MECCA FOR THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO EL-KABE, THE SHRINE WHERE THE STONE IS LOCATED.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF MOSLEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLDS ARE CONVERGING ON MECCA FOR THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO EL-KABE, THE SHRINE WHERE THE STONE IS LOCATED.IT IS TOWARDS THIS STONE, THE CENTRE OF THEIR FAITH, THAT ALL MOSLEMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, KNEEL WHEN PRAYING.

    ON WEDNESDAY, CROWN PRINCE FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA MADE HIS WAY THROUGH CROWDS OF EARLY PILGRIMS TO EL-KABE TO PERFORM THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY OF "WASHING THE SHRINE".MOST OF THE PILGRIMS PASS ROUND THE STONE, DRAPED WITH THE HOLY CARPET, SEVEN TIMES.DURING THIS TIME THEY ASK FOR BLESSINGS, AND OFFER TRADITIONAL PRAYERS.

    SOME PILGRIMS ARE PERMITTED TO REACH THE STONE THROUGH THE SINGLE DOOR TO THE SHRINE, SET EIGHT FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.THIS LEADS TO A SINGLE ROOM, THE HOLY OF HOLLIES, WHERE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO KISS THE BLACK STONE.

    THE DAY BEFORE, PRINCE FAISAL GAVE A DINNER PARTY TO WELCOME THE LEADERS OF DELEGATIONS FROM ISLAMIC GROUPS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD, AND AMBASSADORS FROM ALL ISLAMIC COUNTRIES.IN A SPEECH BEFORE THE BANQUET, PRINCE FAISAL ADDRESSED THE DELEGATES WISHING THEN A BLESSED PILGRIMAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5XWTR7HAKT9TU4R9G45QTKZ0G
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XWTR7HAKT9TU4R9G45QTKZ0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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